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Disinfecting Workspaces with Professional Fogging Services

Commercial office cleaning is a necessity and, in times like these, fogging, fumigation and other deep cleaning methods are essential to the safety and well-being of staff and visitors. All employers and employees have a responsibility to maintain a clean environment and to ensure every person feels safe coming into your office space. There is a variety of cleaning, hygiene, and disinfecting cleaning services available to ensure you keep your business environment safe and pristine.

At times, it may feel that the spread of the Covid-19 virus is unavoidable, but the fact is, that good commercial cleaning and disinfecting cleaning can considerably reduce or eliminate the risk of a viral count on surfaces and objects in the office. We recommend a once-over cleaning before beginning disinfection. Cleaning with specialised chemicals will remove particles that can carry the risk of COVID-19 on surfaces. This reduces the viral load before disinfection begins, which then helps the disinfectant to be more effective in killing the remaining virus.

Hygiene practices and solutions that can help reduce the spread of viruses, germs, and bacteria.

Some ideas include:

Continue to improve your professional cleaning and disinfecting cleaning procedures within the office which will reduce the occurrence of germs and bacteria in the workplace.

Where possible, try to rely on touch-reducing amenities, such as motion sensor lights, and other hands-free amenities that will assist in reducing germs in high-touch or high-traffic areas.

Regularly clean all spaces in the office, and wipe down desks and equipment at the end of every day.

Should I do cleaning and fogging?

It is important to thoroughly clean surfaces prior to disinfecting. Disinfection, or fogging, becomes less effective if surface soils are present. If surfaces are disinfected before it is cleaned, the remaining soils can still contribute to the growth of harmful germs and bacteria. The soil on surfaces may also serve as a barrier, which may prevent the disinfectant from reaching the surface and doing its job. If the surface is first cleaned thoroughly and validated for cleanliness, the disinfection step through fogging becomes much more effective.

How often should I be fogging in the workplace?

It is recommended, that you should have professional fogging performed after an employee tests positive for COVID-19. Businesses should seek assistance from professionals specializing in fogging or disinfecting cleaning, rather than attempt to tackle the situation themselves. Another preventative measure you could take is having fogging performed in your workplace should you have had more visitors or guests than normal on your premises. And, as an extra measure, add an extra cleaning resource to wide down high touch areas with a sanitizer, like;

  • Stair railings
  • Door knobs/door handles
  • Water fountain buttons
  • Sinks and Faucets
  • Elevator buttons
  • Light switches
  • Computer keyboards/mouse
  • Telephones
  • Remote controls
  • Countertops
  • Conference tables
  • Breakroom tables

When it is safe to use my workplace again after fogging?

Not only is fogging effective, but it is also fast with a short amount of downtime. After the fogging has been completed, and once the fumes have settled, and depending on the size of the space, it usually only takes about an hour before it is safe to use the space again. Without disrupting too much of your daily productivity, we recommend booking a fogging service approximately two hours before, or towards the end of the day at around 15h00, which will allow for more than enough time for the fumes to settle before occupying the premises.

Not only does a clean, hygienic environment contribute to reducing the spread of germs, but it also provides a professional environment that people want to work in. This ultimately has a positive effect on productivity and staff well-being.

FSG offers professional and specialised cleaning services to assist you with your daily, or once-off cleaning and sanitizing, like:

  • Fogging and Fumigation
  • Disinfection Cleaning
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Contract Cleaning to a wide range of industries
  • Supply and Installation of Hygiene and Washroom products and consumables
  • Pre & Post-occupational cleaning
  • Window & High Access cleaning
  • Ad-hoc cleaning including Carpeting, Flooring & Upholstery cleaning
  • Pest Control solutions and servicing

Now is a great time to get processes going in your organisation to include regular deep cleaning and sanitising of your space. We recommend that daily cleaning of high-touch areas and occassional fogging and fumigation be carried out. Contact one of our cleaning experts for more information.

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